Proust Questionnaire: Dr. Rahman

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Shazia Rahman loves to teach and to learn. She is a postcolonial ecocritic, and she is in the process of publishing her first book while writing her second. Time spent in her office… Continue reading

Webtoons: My New Literary Obsession!

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  It is 1:00 in the morning. I am staring at my phone, completely  transfixed and seemingly dead-eyed, but my mind is racing. I scroll to the the next panel  in the online… Continue reading

Little Free library Restoration: Sigma Tau Delta at Work

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Under the cover of twilight on the edge of a damp and chilly evening in February, a group of people snuck onto the sidewalk of an unassuming YMCA carrying tools of all shapes.… Continue reading

Proust Questionnaire with Dr. Roberta Di Carmine.

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Proust Questionnaire with Dr. Roberta Di Carmine             Dr. Roberta Di Carmine is a professor at Western Illinois University. She has been teaching film at Western for eleven years and is the director… Continue reading

Malpass Library: More than the Stacks

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The Malpass library is the beating heart of academia at WIU. Standing tall at the center of campus, the library is so much more than just a building; it’s a home. I have… Continue reading

Proust Questionnaire-Dr. Alisha White

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Dr. White is an assistant professor at WIU, based largely in the English Education program. She holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, Secondary English Education.  What is your idea of perfect happiness? Floating… Continue reading

The Writing Center: My Experience As a “Newbie”

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It was an oddly sticky, blazing hot October day out around the WIU Macomb campus. It was a Tuesday, as I recall.  I was strutting down the sidewalk in my best clothes, but… Continue reading

The Best Books I’ve Read at WIU

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As an English major, and a college student, I read a lot. As my time here at Western Illinois University is ending, I have been reflecting on a few books that I have… Continue reading

Proust Questionnaire: Ellen Poulter

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An in-depth look at one of the unsung heroes of the English department.

Thrown to the Wolves: A Hyperbolic Account of an  English Education Student’s First Day Teaching

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If I counted on both hands how many times I’ve heard people tell me that a student teacher’s first experience in a high school English classroom is like being thrown to a pack… Continue reading